Friday, September 01, 2006

Former Youngstown Pride player faces charges of assault, robbery

It pains me to write this, but I know that not everyone in Youngstown is perfect, and clearly not this guy. Apparently, a former Youngstown Pride player (from which this site is named), has been arrested on various robbery and felonious assault charges after shooting a Liberty police officer. See the Vindicator article below:

Former Youngstown Pride player faces charges of assault, robbery
Friday, September 1, 2006
WARREN — A former basketball standout accused of shooting a Liberty Township police officer is now under indictment by a Trumbull County grand jury on four charges.

Gary Robbins, 43, of Norwood Avenue, Youngstown, faces charges of aggravated robbery, robbery, assault on a peace officer and breaking and entering.

The robbery and aggravated robbery charges include specifications that Robbins is a repeat violent offender.

Liberty police Capt. Richard Tisone said Robbins' arrest record goes back to 1995 and includes theft, robbery, drug possession and a 1996 felonious assault conviction involving a police officer.

Robbins was a member of the Youngstown Pride professional basketball team in the late 1980s. He also was a member of the Youngstown State University Penguins basketball team from 1984 to 1986 and led the Penguins in scoring in 1986.

--MORE-- (Vindicator Link)

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